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Quick Facts 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

Statistics on traffic accidents, deaths, miles of travel, registered vehicles, alcohol and accidents, occupant protection and more.  From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Marijuana: Medical and Retail: Selected Legal Issues

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Guns,Labor/Employment,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Provides a current review of state and federal laws regarding the sale of marijuana for medical or retail purposes, the consequences of violating the federal Controlled Substances Act, and Justice Department memoranda relating to marijuana. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data from the January-September 2013 National Health Interview Survey

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures and presents estimates for 1997-2012 for comparison.  Measures include persons without health insurance coverage, persons who have a usual place to go for medical care, persons who failed to get needed medical care due to cost, alcohol consumption and smoking, mental distress and so forth. From the National Center for Health Statistics


National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services: 2012

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Mental Health,Statistics

Provides data on the location, characteristics, and use of substance abuse treatment facilities in the U.S.  Covers nearly 15,000 facilities. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

Offers the latest research findings on these drugs, describing what they are, how they are abused, and basic facts about different drugs within this classification of drugs.  From the National Institute on Drug Abuse


Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Mental Health

Lays out a program for achieving better outcomes for people with mental health or substance abuse problems who are transitioning from jail to community treatment. From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Behavioral Health Barometer, Virginia, 2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Virginia Issues


Presents statistics on prevalence and treatment of substance abuse and mental health problems in Virginia.  One of a series of state reports.  See also States in Brief Report for Virginia.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Behavioral Health Barometer, United States, 2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics


Presents a set of substance use and mental health indicators drawn from various federal surveys for an overview of the nation’s behavioral health.  From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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